Psst! missmalini version 2.0ye is now available on www.missmalini.com! (I’m still working on getting all the comments migrated and the links/pictures just right so please bear with me.) Also, I have tons of pictures and stuff from the weekend was just waiting for the DNS server to kick in with my new address. So sit back enjoy and don’t worry missmalini is not going anywhere. To the moon baby, to the moon!
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Diya Mirza, Upen Patel and Abhishek Kapoor
Risha Acharya and Raja Dhody’s rocking club Oba has been seeing a fair amount of celebrity action lately. Last week Upen Patel was spotted there, on Friday night Sunny & Anu Dewan made an appearance and on Saturday night Abhishek Kapoor (aka Gattu), Gautam Kapoor (aka Gomzy), Diya Mirza and Niketan Madhok were spotted having a good time.
I also hear that on Friday (which is a dry day for stand alone nightclubs in Mumbai/Maharashtra) Oba will be open and serving cocktails as usual since they have the Rs.6 lakh ($12,516) license to run a club inside hotel premises, unlike stand alones which pay around Rs.3 lakhs ($6,258) which means all the clubs in hotels like China House, Bling etc will be on too. But pretty much all of South Mumbai will be dry except Dome (Intercontinental Marine Drive) and Oba, plus they play hip-hop, so I guess that’s where I’ll be.
Saif Ali Khan and Ibrahim
Ohhh so I saw X-Men Origins Wolverine on Saturday night and spotted Saif Ali Khan at the cinema at PVR Juhu, Mumbai he was so unassuming and hanging with his kids Sara and Ibrahim so I felt bad invading his privacy and took this picture from the vantage point of my seat (even though I was super tempted to take a close up on the way out near the elevator!)
On Sunday I finally went to the super jazzed Mocha Mojo in Bandra, and dude that place is psychedelic! Kinda feels like you’ve walked into an Austin Powers movie.) They even serve beer by the pitcher so definitely worth a revisit for Sunday afternoon drinks.
Junelia Aguiar and Ash Chandler
Kishore Bajaj and Ash Chandler
Later that night I had dinner at Cafe Goa (they’re going to launch a new Mediterranean menu soon, that chef means business!) and spotted Ash Chandler and girlfriend Junelia Aguiar having drinks with close friends TC & Nathalie Ressencourt De Sousa, Kishore Bajaj, Kishore F.D. Shamita Singha and Fahad Samar (who somehow managed to do the MidDay brunch at the Oberoi and still made it across town to Bandra for drinks. What troopers!)
P.S. They do singles night with free house cocktails from 8:30pm -9:30pm every Thursdays drop by and grab a drink!
Dress Code: Goa Style
Mallika Sherwat and Yaani
Seriously I’m beginning to think this might be some kind of crazy conspiracy to blow my mind, that or Mallika Sherawat has some seriously wicked PR skills. Remember her new found friendships with Oprah Winfrey and Usher? Well guess who just became the most recent addition to that list? The 54-year-old Greek legend Yanni! How weird is that. Right?!
He dedicated his new song “Changes” to her at the “Yanni Voices” concert in Los Angeles. In front of a crowd of 7,000 music enthusiasts Yanni announced, “This one is for you Mallika.”As you can see from the video clip she was loving it and jumped up to accept the honor, despite the fact that a lot of the audience had no idea who she was (or maybe that’s why?) Granted this happens to also be the first time that Yanni has dedicated his composition to anyone. Apparently he did a solo gig for her post the concert as well!
I hear they met in LA for post-production of her forthcoming film Hisss. But they’ve also exchanged tweets on the microblogging website Twitter. According to the sources, Yanni invited Mallika to attend his LA concert, to which coyly replied that she would, provided he dedicate a song to her. The video screens showed images of Yanni’s performance in India at the Taj Mahal in March 1997 during the performance.
Of course Mallika couldn’t stop gushing about it (and rightly so) on her Twitter page (which has the creepiest picture of her on display btw!)
*Friday Night Full Tight loosely translates to “got wrecked” in America speak.
Rajat Kapoor, Anubhav Pal and Rahul Da Cunha
Friday night turned out to be quite an epic evening (by which I mean we eventually ended up at Bling.) Starting off with an entertaining stand up act called “Around the World in 80 minutes” by Jonathan Atherton who does a fair amount of cultural mimickery amid his mostly self-effacing humor. (I find Mumbai laughs loud and easily at most stand up comics. We’re good like that.) The only slightly uncomfortable silence during the show was when he (rather seriously) mentioned that abused women make better lovers. Followed by no punchline. Er… Spotted Lara Dutta, Rajat Kapoor, Anubhav Pal and Rahul Da Cunha all in for the gig as well.
missmalini and Abhay Deol
After the show we all headed over to Zenzi for drinks where I ran into a very pretty Juhi Pande and an equally friendly Abhay Deol. It’s impossible to dislike anyone with dimples I feel. He was really sweet about posing for these pictures and (as is my fate) must have assumed I was a fan. I kinda am now.
The tree outside Bling which we usually end up at around 7am!
So we ended up going from Zenzi to Shiro to Oba to Polly to Bling (where after they shut for the general public I think they reopened for Sohail Khan and crew.) Luckily this time we made it home before dawn and woke up the next afternoon and went straight to Salt Water Cafe for lunch. Yum. As we were leaving we spotted this heavily guarded ride. Wonder who’s it is. Anyone?